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Weekly Pews News

No. 807

Colour of the season: P

Date: 27th November 2016


First Sunday of Advent


Collect for the day:

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Psalm response: I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to God’s



Post-Communion Prayer at the Advent Wreath: Lord Jesus, light of the world, born in David’s city of Bethlehem, born like him to be a king: be born in our hearts at Christmas, be King of our lives today. Amen.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  First Sunday of Advent                                              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 13: 8-end, Matthew 21: 1-13

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13: 11-14, Matthew 24: 36-44

Hymns: 57, 949 x 3, 295, 438 Communion: 100, 655, 856

5.00pm Evening Worship – Advent Carols


After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better

Sunday 27th November

Intention: Pray for Peace; for the European Union and The United Nations Organisation.

Anniversary: Eric Martin (2004)


Monday 28th November

Intention: Pray for vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; for the theological colleges and for all ordinands in training and for vocations to the religious life.


Tuesday 29th November – Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church

Intention: Pray for our mission to our own parish; for the outreach of our parish newsletter; for all newcomers to Pagham and to our church family.


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 30th November – Andrew

Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis & District.

Anniversary: Alan Harmer (2013)


10.00am         Holy Communion

1.30pm           Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Joan Dent’s -1 Church Way (265083)

8pm                 Compline


Thursday 1st December – Charles de Foucauld

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer and Trevor Marshall. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Stephen Cox Rusbridge and Mike Wake.


Friday 2nd December

Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.


Saturday 3rd December

Intention: Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those baptised and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents or sponsors; for our own godchildren.

Anniversary: John Morrish (2015), Charles Meyer (1990)



Weekday Morning Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am





We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Sylvia, Elizabeth Dove, Bob Riding, Jem, Judi March, Dorothy, Sue Downey, Brian Burgess, Jeanne Dalton.


For urgent prayer please contact Gillian Purvis (Tel: 267597) or Colin Wood (Tel: 264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.


We pray for those who have died: Sylvia Evans, Violet Mitchell, Catherine Conn, Brenda Cordery.


We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We remember in our prayers: church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Barbara Waldron, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Viscount Drive and Warwick Close.


We pray for Us (formerly USPG) whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Next Sunday Second Sunday of Advent                                          (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 15: 4-13, Luke 21: 25-33

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Baruch 5, Benedictus, Philippians 1: 3-11, Luke 3: 1-6 Hymns: 527, 949, 282, 511

Communion: 420,323, 856

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



Advent: Do please take away an Advent and Christmas leaflet.


Volunteers Required: We are hosting a Stay & Play Christmas morning on Wednesday 21st December and we need volunteers to help with activities and serve refreshments. Please speak to Jo or sign up volunteer.


Christmas tree: We will be decorating the Christmas tree on Saturday 10th December from 9.30am – do please come along to help.


Men’s Group: Our next meeting putting the world to rights is on Saturday 10th December 7.30pm at The Inglenook.

Year of the Bible: Next week we will officially launch the Year of the Bible, so all are asked to bring in a Bible you use at home to dedicate ourselves to this Year.


Ladies Club Christmas Celebration: You are all invited to come and join us at The Church Centre on Tuesday 6th December at 7.00 pm. The evening will include Poems, Readings, Carols, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, and a Raffle. The Glenwood Ladies Choir will lead the singing. All are welcome.


Chichester Voices Concert: ‘Nowell, Nowell’ to be held on Saturday 17th December at 7.30 pm. Tickets available from Andrew Naylor priced at £12 or £10 for concessions, on the door or by phoning 07900 098197. All proceeds to Rotary charities.


Diocesan Intercessions List: On Friday 9th December 2016 Chichester Cathedral will be praying for St Thomas a Becket at the 8am Holy Communion Service and again at 5.30pm which at the moment is expected to be Sung Evensong.   We are all warmly invited to the Cathedral on this day including complimentary tea and cake in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 pm.   If you wish to attend please add your name and telephone number to the list on the noticeboard by Sunday 4th December 2016 and meet at 4.30pm in Cloisters Cafe on the day.   Any query or for further information please contact out Parish/Cathedral Link June Baker Tel 01243262344

Parish Pilgrimage 2017: Parish Pilgrimage 2017 to Launde Abbey is going to be Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June 2017. Cost per adult is £200 or more. A provisional booking has been made, so do please speak to Mark ASAP if you would like to be added to the list.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Shed That Fed A Million Children’ by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow. Join a discussion group on Monday 9th January at 8pm, or Thursday 12th January at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.